Misfits Reunion? Count us in.

This September will mark our fourth visit to Riot Fest Denver, and even though the line up hasn’t been released yet, news of the Misfits Reunion tour has been announced which includes a stop in Denver at… you guessed it! RIOT FEST 2016!

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Picture borrowed from the official Misfits’ website. Click & travel. 

I remember being 16 and smitten with this really cool guy who, thankfully, taught me a great deal about music- how to appreciate it, what top 40 didn’t sound like…you know, important things. He was headed to Detroit to see this band called The Misfits, and so one of my best gals, Mallory, and I drove to the complete opposite side of the state of Michigan to see some horror punk band I had never even heard of. Needless to say, it was a memorable show.

If this announcement doesn’t have you opening a new tab and purchasing your tickets to Riot Fest right now, I’m not sure what will. We view this as a once in a lifetime sort of show, and can’t wait to check them out. Definitely one of our fave bands, and it will be amazing to see them live this September.

Where have you been, DS?

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Our beautiful Capitol building here in Denver. Spring is in bloom, finally!

Great question. And, yes – we have an answer for you! Well, a few. You may call them excuses, but we’ll refer to them as time-sucking life events that trumped our fun little website… Continue reading

Where Has The Summer Gone!?!

Better question, where has Denverspeax gone?

Here is a little update on what we have been up to.

We got engaged!!

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We hiked a few mountains:

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Took some epic road trips!

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Went camping all over the place.

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Traveled around.

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And enjoyed some music with friends.

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Here is to staying awesome and keeping cool.

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The Underground Music Showcase- Another Do Not Miss Event

Denver can furnish plenty of shenanigans, which leads to nonsense in general, and often ends in tomfoolery. The Underground Music Showcase is a weekend long event that will provide plethora of mischief inspired incidents. Whatever your inclination may be The UMS is a DO NOT MISS event for all music lovers and concert goers around town.

The lowdown:

The Underground Music Showcase (The UMS) is Denver, Colorado’s premier indie festival, now in its 15th year. The UMS is known not only for its focus on local talent and the local community (its a non-profit event and benefits the Denver Post Community Foundation) but also for the diversity and crazy high energy of the performances you can see throughout its tenure. This year’s incarnation showcases over 400 local and national act performances, across 4 days, in nearly 20 venues. (Source: http://theums.com/ About The UMS)

Get your early bird tickets now at a discounted price HERE.

Denver Weekend Events June 25 – 28

This weekend is jam packed full of amazing Denver activities!!! Make your weekend EPIC!!

Are you excited to find out who has Denver’s Top Taco? How about running City Park in your underwear?   We hear Zine Fest will not disappoint the avid reader. You could ride your bike to the South Platte RiverFest and make sure you get some BikeLove while you are in the area. Find great locally made goods at the Summer Flea. Our good friends from I Get Down Co. will be there. We hear Denver will be HOT, so take a slide down the Urban Slide to cool off. When the sun sets Saturday, get Hooked on an outdoor movie downtown. Once you have run out of energy, chill out Sunday evening at City Park Jazz to end the most epic Denver weekend ever!

If you want to see what else may be happening. Check out our Events Page.

Can you Handel this? Classical Music Festivals in Colorado

Did you know that Colorado’s actually home to more than a dozen classical music festivals? Totally true!

handelColorado Public Radio wrote an awesome article detailing all of the festivals, and even put together a sweet map. For more info, click HERE.

FUN FACT: Not sure if you knew this or not, but yours truly (Kirsten) played various instruments in multiple symphonies and orchestras in the US and Czech Republic! it was an awesome time, and made me the person I am today. Read on to check out our favorites. Continue reading

Conquering Your Commute with Bike to Work Wednesdays

We’ve been pretty quiet about National Bike Month… until now. How often do you ride your bike to work? Or, even to run errands on the weekends?

There are a ton of events geared toward encouraging our community to hop on a bike, and Bike to Work Wednesdays is just one of them. BikeDenver.org is teaming up with AAA Colorado to support a huge initiative getting us out and about on our bikes, specifically focusing on Wednesdays from May 13th – June 24th, 2015.

Commute like a boss

Register your rides HERE, and win cool prizes from AAA Colorado & BikeDenver.org.
Power up before your ride each Wednesday morning by visiting the weekly breakfast station between 7-9 am:

· May 13: 23rd & Decatur in Jefferson Park
· May 20: 16th & Marion @ Open Door Ministries
· May 27: Fishback Park, South Platte Path south of Confluence
· Jun 3: Behind Cherry Creek Mall on Cherry Creek Path
· Jun 10: 12th and West Side of Cheeseman
· Jun 17: Highlands Bridge

Remember: Bike to Work Day is June 24th, 2015 for DENVER!
Start checking around with friends and coworkers to see who’s down to ride to work.
There are varying dates regarding Bike to Work Week, and Bike to Work Day, so make sure to check around for your specific state or city.

Noodles & Co is providing free entrees just for riding – learn more HERE.

Hop on that bicycle and start your day off right! Give yourself a good, healthy boost in the morning. If anyone wants to join a commute to Belmar, let us know.

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